Woodard served as Hawley's mayor for the past 12 years, and was just re-elected for another term.
He also helped start the Hawley Fire Department and was instrumental in establishing the emergency phone calls for Hawly FD.
Visitation was Thursday night at Adams-Graham Funeral Home in Anson.
The funeral will be at Hawley Church of Christ at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
And the burial will take place in Midway Cemetery at Hodges. No time has been mentioned for the burial.